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How to Handle School Refusal

School refusal is common, but it can be hard for parents to navigate this territory. Our child psychologists shed light on school refusal behavior — and offer tips on motivating kids to go to school.

How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) Asleep

Our pediatric sleep specialists answer parents' questions on everything from bedtime routine to nixing nightmares, providing the insights you need so everyone can get a good night's rest.

8 Tips for Raising a Caring Child

Teaching kids to care about others is critical for social development. Our expert gives tips for parents on cultivating empathy in children at a young age.

When Is Your Child Ready to Have Their Own Cell Phone?

A kid’s first cell phone is a rite of passage as essential to the modern childhood as a driver’s license. Our psychology team provides 5 questions parents should ask before taking the plunge.

What Parents Need to Know About 13 Reasons Why

Our psychologists share tips on how you can use the series 13 Reasons Why to talk to your children about tough subjects like depression, suicide, rape and school shootings.

7 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome a Fear of Shots

Our child life specialists provide tips for calming your child before and during shots, immunization or other frightening procedures.

Parent Toolkit: Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

When an illness is not curable, we always hope for the best outcome, while preparing for the worst. Get tips about end-of-life care from the pediatric experts at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Parent Toolkit: Dealing With Medical Issues in Children by Ages and Stages

Learn how to help your child deal with ongoing medical issues based on his or her developmental age, from the pediatric experts at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Parent Toolkit: Helping Your Child Cope With Medical Procedures

Get practical tips for helping kids cope with worries about medical procedures and surgeries, from the pediatric experts at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Parent Toolkit: Building Resilience in Families With Chronically Ill Children

Children with chronic conditions and their families face ongoing medical appointments and procedures, as well as changes in daily life. In this toolkit, experts from Children's Hospital Colorado offer new ways of coping with these changes that can help build resilience.

Parent Toolkit: Strategies for Maximizing your Child's Health

This “toolkit” is a parent's guide for coping with the stresses of chronic illness, from navigating the medical system to juggling medical needs and school to managing daily routines.

How to Drive Safely when Your Kids Are Misbehaving

Check out these 10 tips on how to avoid distractions while driving with kids in your car.

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